The Costa del Sol welcomes many visitors who arrive by sea. The main entry point is the Málaga Port infrastructure. Numerous Mediterranean cruise ships stop off here so passengers can visit Málaga and discover all it has to offer.
Málaga province is also a bridge between Europe and Africa. Both continents are connected by the daily ferry between Málaga and Melilla that crosses the Strait of Gibraltar every day.
Málaga Port, entry point for cruise ships
Málaga Port benefits from modern infrastructures and a new passenger terminal. It is the second largest cruise ship port in Spain and the most important shipping lines in the world have docked here.
Its proximity to the old town is one of its main advantages, enabling visitors to make the most of their stay. For example, Málaga Cathedral and the Alcazaba, two of the most important monuments in Málaga capital, are only a 5 minute walk from the Port, as too is the Picasso Museum.
Today, Málaga Port has been transformed into a space the public can also enjoy, with new leisure zones such as the Palmeral de las Sorpresas and Muelle Uno. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of leisure activities and restaurants, the Málaga Pompidou Centre and admire Málaga's stunning monumental skyline.
Málaga and its marinas
The Costa del Sol boasts a total of 12 marinas and more than 4,500 moorings. One of the largest in terms of the available infrastructures is Puerto Banús in Marbella, with more than 900 moorings and every conceivable service.
Also of note are the Estepona Marina, with more than 400 moorings; Puerto Marina, in Benalmádena; and the Puerto de la Duquesa, located in Manilva and only 25 kilometres from Gibraltar.